Men at Murrumbidgee Council weren’t afraid to get in touch with their feminine sides earlier this month, donning pink in support of a good cause.
Real Men Wear Pink, which ran from June 12 to 18, is part of a national campaign encouraging men to ‘Get Pinked’ to raise funds for breast cancer research.
The campaign aims to raise $1.5 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, to help fund research that harnesses the powerful data from genetic testing so that all women and men with a high risk of inheriting breast cancer have information and choices that could prevent them being affected by breast cancer.
Council general manager Craig Moffitt said the campaign was a way to help support the researchers and the important work they do.
‘‘This campaign is a bit of fun to be involved in, but the message is a serious one,’’ he said.
‘‘I congratulate those who got behind this event and I urge others in our community to look at how they could help this worthwhile fundraiser.
‘‘Unfortunately we all know someone who has been affected.’’
Council fundraising efforts included a barbecue at the Darlington Point branch office, with a similar staff event held last week in Jerilderie.
Council staff have raised $450 so far. To donate or join the campaign visit www.realmenwearpink.org.au.